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Updated on August 24, 2009


When you think of bugs you probably think of ants and bees mosquito's, but did you know we have more bugs in our houses than you think? Lets start with ants, they are a pain in the ass... But they are seasonal and with a little time they will disappear.

They are the least of our worries. It's those nasty bed bugs and dust mites that are really bad. If you thought cockroaches were bad house bugs, you haven't seen anything. Luckily we don't have any of these bugs in my home, just a few ants .

Did you know that ,bud bugs and mites can live in your mattress and mites are undetectable. They can also bite you pretty BAD. But there is a way of beating them read below for more tips on how to get rid of bed bugs and prevent them from entering and residing in your home.



Bed bugs are tiny and wingless bugs that are about 1/4 inch in size They belong to the insect family (cimicidae) ,which contains 3 species that will bite humans and animals , bed bugs have a roundish flat body and are sort of brown and red in color, they have a slight resemblance to a tick or Roach, bed bugs are wingless and cant fly,it's a good thing because they would be able to spread a lot faster if they were to develop wings it would be kayos, for humans and animals.


before world war II bed bugs were pretty common in the united states but became rare after the the pesticide called DDT ,in the 1940s and 1950s , they remained common in other areas of the world, in to this day have been growing widespread again in the united states do too the immigration travel from other countries also because of restrictions of stronger pesticides could have lead to recent increase of bed bugs developing.

Bed bugs are usually found when poor sanitation's measures are taken,or when mammals or birds are nesting in or around these homes they can also live in clean homes as well, when crowded living areas are in affect this also can spread the breading of the bed bugs.

bed bugs live in small cracks of walls and furniture curtains mattresses box springs bed frames even in cracks of wallpaper these bugs can live for a few months with out feeding on anything, that why you mostly see them in vacated buildings and homes.


 some folks ask how to get rid of bed bugs , because no one wants them in there house or bedding a bed bug bite is very irritating and will get infected if you consiting scatch it or pick at it and break the skin it very important to get rid of them as soon as you know you have them before it gets any worse.

bed bugs are tiny insects that will feed on warm-blooded animals and humans you might wonder how you got them and not know it, that is because they are very tiny and there eggs are the size of a seasme seed and there larvae are the size of rice full size bed bug is about less then quarter of an inch, in an oval shape, you should always look for these in your bed, box springs curtains or carpets.a bright flash light will be a great tool to finding these nasty bugs,looking in and around all small cracks or crevices,also look in corners of bed frames.



It is very hard to keep bed bugs from entering your home but there are a few steps that can help you to reduce your risk of these nasty bugs always be very careful when purchasing any used furniture especially any type of bedding like mattress,box springs or pull out sleep sofas always carefully looked them over before you purchase these particularly items.

use a plastic mattress cover, bed bugs cant hide on a plastic cover, washing and bleaching your linens in very hot water are a good measure to keep from,getting them.

next vacuum everything mattress, furniture, curtains you might want to get rid of old stuffed animals as well these could be breeding home for these bed bugs as well, using your small tool on your vacuum also the bed frames as well and the carpeting. follow some of these steps carefully and should help get rid of bed bugs.

there are also some products out there that are safe for your animals and your family as well, if all fails then it is time to call you local exterminating, what ever the cost it will be worth every nickle to eliminate these nasty bugs from your home and keep your family and pets safe from getting bitten.


most of the time a bed bug bite doesn't require medical treatment if you don't pick or scratch at it, however with any bug bite there is a risk of infection that may occur, if you believe that you have an infected bite ,you should seek medical treatment immediately.





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      Debbie Martin 

      5 years ago

      I wanted to see what this is in my house, but this isn't it they look like baby flies with white wings, there are a lot of them in my window sills. they aren't biting me but it is irritating to have this here. I am going to spray them with some thing, I have a maltese poo dog and don't want him to get sick. Any idea's?

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      6 years ago

      Really helpful information...!

      Thanks! :)

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      Kasey Wickstrom 

      7 years ago

      I have been noticing a small black bug on my bed the last few months. I only see one at a time. The bug is small like the bed bug, black, but it is more of an elongated oval. I don't know what it is. Im getting comcerned because I woke up with bites only the last day or two. I took all of the precautions to help get rid of whatever it is. Maybe im paranoid, but maybe someone might know what im talking about.

    • wildsurgg profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from BOSTON AREA

      you should take a photo and compare it to a web site and make sure they aren't what we all fear , because it could harmful to anyone in the house .. be safe and investigate

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      7 years ago

      We have this little bug that seems like they come out of our furniture and they be on the ceiling very small thing kind of redish brown... Sometimes their in the carpet also.. We have no idea what they are.

    • wildsurgg profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from BOSTON AREA

      your welcome .....


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      9 years ago

      excellent info at least i know how they came in to my flat and what treatment to use.



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